ONE MONTH TILL LEVITATION 2018!
SET TIMES + FINAL ADDITIONS ANNOUNCED, DAY SHOWS + AFTER PARTY BENEFITING AUSTIN CHILDREN’S SHELTER
I’VE GOT LEVITATION DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH AT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE RITZ
DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TX: APRIL 26 – 29, 2018
CHECK OUT FULL SCHEDULE + NEW ADDITIONS HERE
March 29, 2018 – Austin, TX: Today marks the one month countdown to Levitation 2018! Celebrating year 10, Levitation takes over downtown Austin’s Red River District for another once-in-a-lifetime lineup with programming spanning continents and decades. The independent gathering has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend destination that has shaped musical tastes and help spark a movement, inspiring the creation of Psych Fests and similar events across the globe.
In addition to 2018’salready striking and diverse lineup, Levitation unveils additional day + night programming at Beerland and Hotel Vegas that includes performances from Chastity Belt, Sextile, Escape-Ism, Ringo Deathstarr + many more. The official afterparty happens Monday, April 30th at Hotel Vegas — a charity event headlined by Oh Sees (playing their 3rd show for the weekend!). All proceeds will benefit the Austin Children’s Shelter.
Official set times for the weekend have been released plus a first glimpse into I’VE GOT LEVITATION — The Levitation 2015 documentary directed by Alta Real Pictures which is premiering Wednesday, April 25th at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, in downtown Austin. Check below for more details and a full breakdown of each show.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
TY SEGALL, PARQUET COURTS, A GIANT DOG, RON GALLO @ STUBB’S
RINGO DEATHSTARR, BLUSHING, SUSPIRIANS @ BEERLAND
CHASTITY BELT, LALA LALA, DEAD SULLIVAN @ HOTEL VEGAS
DEAD MEADOW, WINDHAND, RUBY THE HATCHET, CHRISTIAN BLAND & REVELATORS, RELAXER, LAKE OF FIRE @ BARRACUDA [SOLD OUT]
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
ELECTRIC WIZARD. RUSSIAN CIRCLES, THE WELL @ STUBB’S
PANDA BEAR, GEOLOGIST, LOU REBECCA – GORILLA VS BEAR PRESENTS @MOHAWK
ARIEL PINK, DIIV, NICK HAKIM, SUUNS, JJUUJJUU, L.A. WITCH – DESERT DAZE CARAVAN @ EMPIRE
TY SEGALL (2ND SHOW), RON GALLO, THE NUDE PARTY, SAILOR POON @ BARRACUDA
FÖLLAKZOID, THE MEN, VUELVETELOCA, VIVE LA VOID – SACRED BONES & BYM RECORDS @ BARRACUDA
GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA, IMARHAN, SUPERFONICOS @ CHEER UP CHARLIES
SEXTILE, ULAN BATOR, XAMBUCA @ BEERLAND
MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ, A SINCLAIR @ HOTEL VEGAS
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
SLOWDIVE, S U R V I V E, MIEN @ STUBB’S
MINISTRY, CHELSEA WOLFE, WICCANS – REVOLVER PRESENTS @ EMO’S
OM, TRUE WIDOW, DALLAS ACID, HOLLOW TREES @ MOHAWK
LA LUZ, THE GARDEN, OMNI, STONEFIELD, TIJUANA PANTHERS – PANACHE PRESENTS @ BARRACUDA
DAN DEACON, BATHS, OCTOPUS PROJECT, NO JOY, BOTANY, SOUNDFOUNDER, BUTCHER BEAR, LIMALO – EXPLODED DRAWING @ BARRACUDA
THE MAKE-UP, BOOGARINS, ROTTEN MANGOS – BURGER RECORDS PRESENTS @ CHEER UP CHARLIES
NALGADAS, HOT GARBAGE, THE SUN MACHINE, SASAMI ASHWORTH, THE MILLBROOK ESTATES, CALLIOPE, BELCURVE – THE ELECTRIC CHURCH PRESENTS @ HOTEL VEGAS
THEE OH SEES, HOLY WAVE, VUELVETELOCA, TAJAK, PEARL EARL, HIDDEN RITUAL – NRMAL PRESENTS @ BARRACUDA [SOLD OUT]
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
THE BLACK ANGELS, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, RISHI DHIR, ANNABELLE CHAIRLEGS @ STUBB’S
WAXAHATCHEE, HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF, BEDOUINE @ MOHAWK
ESCAPE-ISM (IAN SVENONIUS), KAY ODYSSEY @ BEERLAND
LORD BUFFALO, CRYPT TRIP, THE PAINTED HANDS, THE RISIN SUN, BILLY KING AND THE BAD BAD BAD, RATTLESNAKE MILK – THE ELECTRIC CHURCH PRESENTS @ HOTEL VEGAS
WOODEN SHJIPS, ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, ST37, YOO DOO RIGHT
@ EMPIRE [SOLD OUT]
THEE OH SEES (2ND SHOW), POW!, DREAM DECAY, PRETTIEST EYES, AMPLIFIED HEAT – CASTLE FACE PRESENTS @ BARRACUDA [SOLD OUT]
MONDAY, APRIL 30
OFFICIAL LEVITATION AFTERPARTY
OH SEES, DREAM DECAY, LEATHER GIRLS @ HOTEL VEGAS
Benefitting the Austin Children’s Shelter
I’VE GOT LEVITATION – 2015 CONCERT FILM
The Levitation 2015 concert film and documentary directed by Alta Real Pictures, premieres at 7PM on Wednesday, April 25th at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, in downtown Austin. I’VE GOT LEVITATION documents Levitation 2015 and the 50th anniversary reunion of The 13th Floor Elevators. In 2015, Austin Psych Fest, in its eighth year, changed its name to LEVITATION in honor of legendary Austin psychedelic band The 13th Floor Elevators. The film offers an immersive glimpse into the festival with interviews and performances by artists that played that weekend. Performances and interviews include: The 13th Floor Elevators, The Flaming Lips, The Black Angels, Jesus And Mary Chain, Sean Lennon, The Goastt, Thee Oh Sees, Mac Demarco, Lightning Bolt, Night Beats, Holy Wave, LA Witch, Fuzz (Ty Segall) and more. The film is set for a streaming / wide release later in 2018. For more info and to purchase tickets go here.
Founded in 2008 as Austin Psych Fest, by members of The Black Angels and friends, the independent event has sparked a movement, inspiring the creation of Psych Fests and similar events across the globe. Austin Psych Fest was renamed Levitation in honor of Austin’s psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at Levitation 2015 for the band’s 50th anniversary.
In addition to the flagship event in Austin, the group has curated Levitation events in France, Chicago and Vancouver, along with ongoing events in Austin and special events and showcases at Mexico City’s NRMAL, The Netherlands’ Le Guess Who, and a massive annual Levitation showcase at SXSW. Levitation France celebrated its 5th year in September 2017, at Le Quai in Angers, FR with sold out crowds. Since 2010, The Reverberation Appreciation Society record label has released records by key bands in the psych and garage rock scene like Night Beats, Holy Wave, Ringo Deathstarr and many more – with new releases on the horizon.